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episodes: February 2011 Archives

February 19-20 E-Book Panel

Our literary scene is the ENVY of the country…the hottest authors are from the rock as was evidenced by Kathleen Winter’s boatload of nominations for last year’s hit novel ‘Annabel.” There’s Crummey, Moore, McKay, the other Winter, and Grant…the list goes on and on….AND there’s our thriving local non-fiction and historical scene…look at the size of the local titles section at Chapters the next time you visit. This week The Canadian Publishers Association met in Toronto to chat about their challenges and one of the main topics was e-readers and the digitization of books. It got me wondering…How many NL titles are available for e -readers?…it turns out not that many…AND Annabel the multi nominated Kathleen Winter novel …is NOT available to holders of the Kobo, Kindle or Sony E-Reader.

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February 19-20 Rita Chiarelli

Rita Chiarelli was here in St. John’s last October for the Women’s Film Festival for the screening of her documentary called “Music From the Big House.” and now she’s back again to play one night only at the LSPU hall…I called her up to find out what keeps bringing her back and the answer…I have to warn you …is a little…fishy.

I asked her how she met filmmaker Gerry Rogers who is organizing this concert.

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February 19-20 Keri From Kilbride

Keri Roden kemp has become a star…in our little solar system and amongs the Ellen show’s huge fanbase. Keri appeared on the show a couple of weeks ago with a truly wild big hair picture. Her appearance became an internet sensation. Not just because of her unruly mane…but because of her unruly nature…she was like the energeizer bunny.. on speed. She whipped the Ellen audience and Ellen herself into a frenzy whith her woo hoos and pogo stick jumping around the stage.

She left such an impression, Ellen had her back and told her she was sending her to the Grammy Awards last week to interview the stars on the red carpet…I thought Keri was going to have a stroke when Ellen told her…..and what fun Keri had…I felt like I was on the red carpet…a normal nerd (who once had big hair) from Grand Falls getting hugged by Lenny Kravtiz…LENNY KRAVITZ!!!!…I tracked down Keri this week at home…where she is hiding out from all the new attention.

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